Unlikely Friendships is a phenomenon. It’s a runaway New York Times bestseller with more than 260,000 copies in print in less than half a year; a book with its compelling message of hope and friendship and differences overcome. Temple Grandin called it “. . . amazing. It shows the power of friendship.”
Now Unlikely Friendships is rewritten for younger readers: Unlikely Friendships for Kids, a series of hardcover chapter books for children, ages seven and up. Here are three collections each with five of the clearest, most interesting stories from the original book, like the monkey and the dove or the leopard and the cow. Chapter books give young readers a strong sense of accomplishment, and these heartwarming animal stories, with their incredible photographs and inexplicable mysteries of attraction, their focus on friendship, love, and the ways that creatures of all different species can find common bonds of affection, will keep kids turning the pages to find out about the unusual ways animals help each other and discover the love of new friends.
Each is a perfect gift for young animal lovers, and a lovely subject to help kids get reading.
I wasn’t sure if these books were going to be a little too hard for my 6-year-old to read, but she did a really good job! The day we received these books, my kids were begging to read them. It was a great motivator when bedtime came! All I had to do is tell them as soon as they were ready for bed we would sit down and read them together and they were finished in record time! They didn’t even look at the clock to see that it was only 6:30! We started with “The Monkey and the Dove”. It began with the adorable story about a monkey and a dove who became friends at an animal sanctuary. I found it amazing how,in each story, the animals genuinely care for each other! The pictures that go along with these stories were so cute too! My 3-year-old will sometimes sit down with all three books just to look at the pictures. Since these books were at a children’s reading level, my kids were able to understand the stories and didn’t get distracted while we were reading. Each story was heartwarming, fascinating, and helped me have a new appreciation for animals!
Unlikely Friendships For Kids Books are available on Amazon and through Workman Publishing for an ARV of $7.95. They are great for ages 7 and up!
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Disclosure: I received a set of three Unlikely Friendship Books in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.